isoglosses for hw/w

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Jan 28 04:39:05 UTC 2008

>.... I recall that the loss of
>aspiration was traditionally thought of as a feature of "Midland"
>speech, especially
>the "North Midland." As such, one would expect AAVE to have preserved the
>distinction longer, being a "South Midland/Southern" dialect. All of
>this has been
>pretty well documented, though, and there is really no need for anecdotal
>speculation--one can look it up pretty easily, I'd think.,M1

-- Doug Wilson

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